When you have a simple recipe, you take for granted how others may need a simple recipe in their life as well. Using cake mix simplifies this dessert! I suggest using yellow. I have used white, but the yellow cake mix has the best flavor! When your kids/husband is craving cookies, you make them Chocolate Chip Bars! They are out of the oven in 20 minutes!
I am not exaggerating when I say I make this weekly. It may not go with our diet, but the kids LOVE them! Mason requests the "Middle" only! He has also bargained, "Mom, if I eat my supper, will you make Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars?"
The family is literally digging the bars out of the pan before it cools down. So the bars do NOT normally look as nice as they do in these photos. Especially, when a four-year-old is helping himself to the middle.
This is such an easy recipe, you will make sure your pantry is stocked with these simple ingredients all the time. Yellow cake mix and milk chocolate chips. You can pour the whole bag of chips in, or save some for later, or for now.
This is so easy, keep your hand mixer in the cabinet. Mix the chocolate chip bar mixture by hand with a spatula. Trust me on this one. It just comes out better that way, and it is not over-mixed.
CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIE BARS
2 large eggs
½ c vegetable oil
2 tsp water
1 tsp Danncy Vanilla
Mix together 1 box Betty Crocker Yellow Cake Mix, 2 large eggs, ½ c vegetable oil, and 2 tsp water in glass bowl. Use spatula to mix, not hand mixer. When mixed, add 1 tsp Danncy Vanilla and mix. Then add 1 bag Nestle Toll House Milk Chocolate Chips. Pour into greased 9x13 pan.
Bake 20-22 minutes, 350 degrees.